Thomas started out attempting to claim Trump was a huge job creator and that he has "created over a million jobs" since the start of his presidency.
Velshi replied immediately:
Donald Trump is not even close to being the largest job creator in the first six months of his presidency.
Why do you continue to say these things?
Thomas then attempted to claim that Trump's proposals would stimulate the economy and produce jobs:
The cost-cutting measures that are coming into place here are going to stimulate the economy and create jobs, jobs for everybody. All races, everybody.
And that’s really what’s important. Yeah, I think that’s the most important part of this, that again the mainstream media really doesn’t recognize, is this job — he was hired — I hired him, I’ve doubled-down on the president of the United States, because I believe in him.
I started writing this book four years ago, nobody knew he was going to run for president, but I’ve doubled-down on this.
I believe he can make America great, and we’re already seeing that now. You can ignore these catalysts, but they’re there.
Velshi interjected that the market conditions were testament to Obama's economic legacy :
But Brad, I’ve given you evidence, Brad, I’ve given you evidence that the job creation is not as good under President Trump as it was under President Obama, under President Bush, President Clinton, the first six months of their office.
I’ve given you evidence that stock market performance was better under President Obama and this is a continuation. But you just deny it and you go on to say other things.